Mila and I are always on the go and I love making snacks at home to take along with us. We have been making energy bites lately because they are so easy and delicious. Mila eats just about anything (for now) and I have found that blending up her favorite fruits in the energy bites is a great way to add more flavor and nutrients. We love using our Vitamix A2500 to quickly blend up the ingredients. Then we roll them in a bit of ground coconut, pack them up and head out on our way. I keep the energy bites in an air tight container in our refrigerator. Even Dan grabs a few on his way out the door heading to work. These energy bites include oats which keeps us feeling full and coconut flour that offers a sweet and nutty texture. I am excited for you to try these out! Keep in mind you can switch up the strawberries and use mangos, blueberries or apples instead. Tip if you use apples add a pinch of cinnamon too. Here is how you make them …
Strawberry Energy Bites
What you need - 1 cup strawberries, 1 cup steel cut oats, 1/2 cup sunflower seeds, 1/2 cup coconut flour, 2 tablespoons coconut oil, 1 cup ground coconut flakes to coat the balls.
What you do - Blend together the strawberries, oats, sunflower seeds, coconut flour and coconut oil. Once blended, measure out bites 1 tablespoon at a time. Roll each bite into a ball. Coat each ball in the coconut flakes. Enjoy!
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